1

The limited availability of housing on the New Paltz campus has left students with two options: live on campus for four years or move off campus. Transfer students do not even currently have the option of living on campus because there is simply no room for them. Plans for new […]

When two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, America was forever changed. America invaded Iraq and the president soon declared “Mission Accomplished.” But over five years later our troops are still there and the mission remains unfinished. No weapons of mass destruction were found, but […]

In August 2008, the Harold Independent School District in northern Texas announced that it was considering allowing certain teachers to carry concealed weapons during school hours. The small school with a little more than 100 students said it was to prevent violence, although they have never had an incident. The […]

Lisa Phillips is a freelance writer for the New York Times, Boston Globe and several other media outlets. She has a four-year-old daughter; her husband is an artist and a museum consultant who works for contractors at various museums across the country. He also runs his own Web design business. […]

3

Santa sits with sunglasses on as children get their picture taken on his lap for free. Wood burns in a fire pit a few feet away. Later, there will be a tree lighting ceremony and Christmas carols will be sung by a local singer/songwriter. Parents and children gather with hot […]

By Jillian Egan Alice O’Connell, 82, feels lucky.A secure job and her choice not to have children allowed her to save nearly three-quarters of every paycheck she ever made in her 49 years as a bank teller in Ridgewood, N.J.After receiving a modest inheritance, she put a 30 percent down […]

By Kim Plummer Margaret Human, 66, moved to New Paltz after she retired. She wanted to be closer to her grandchildren. She chose New Paltz because she could be a pedestrian here. “It’s hard for people to stop driving,” Human said. “If you haven’t set your life up consciously to […]

By Katrina Kieltyka When Kate, a women’s studies professor at SUNY New Paltz, was a senior in high school she became pregnant. For Kate [not her real name] the choice was clear: she needed to get an abortion. “There was no decision to be made,” she said. “I had plans […]

By Gina Marinelli Three-year-old Chris cries into the grey sleeve of his mother’s sweatshirt. Sheila comforts her son, the younger of her two children, before he jumps off her lap to play with some building blocks. Dressed in a colorful blouse and slacks, Schara Williams sits on the couch across […]

Reporting by Jenn La Volpe. Written and produced with Mitchell Epstein. The debate over abortion rights has been prominent for decades in the United States, especially since Roe v. Wade. President-elect Barack Obama was a leader in the Illinois State legislature and the U.S. Senate in protecting a woman’s right […]

By Alyssa Jung Lisa Phillips is a freelance writer for the New York Times, Boston Globe and several other media outlets. She has a four-year-old daughter; her husband is an artist and a museum consultant who works for contractors at various museums across the country. He also runs his own […]

Reported by Tiffany Riccio. Written and produced with Tracy Soren. For many Americans, the election of Barack Obama as president gave them hope for solutions to the problem of health care and health insurance coverage, which millions of Americans lack. Listen To “Health Care in the Hudson Valley” Here

Written and Reported by Dana Sagona. Produced by Tyler Antrim. One of the consequences of the current economic crisis has been the drastic decline in gas prices. Now that prices at the pump are back down in the $2.00 range, people say they’re not as worried about how much they […]

By Dana Sagona Kenneth Layton Jr., a union iron worker from Kingston, travels 150 miles round trip five days a week to get to his job in Rockland County. During the summer, when gas reached a record average high of $4.31 per gallon in New York State, Layton was spending […]

Welcome to A Little Rebellion, an online magazine that is a product of the students in the Journalism and Radio-Television Programs in the Department of Communication and Media at SUNY’s College at New Paltz. The title comes from Thomas Jefferson who wrote in 1787: “I hold it that a little […]